Polycystic kidney disease is an innate form of kidney disease resulting in the development of the clusters within the kidneys. It makes the kidneys to lose function as the size of the kidneys gets increased with such cysts formation. However, the growth of the cysts and the complications vary from patients to patients. Such kidney cysts are noncancerous and do not impose any threat on the body if you take care of your health with the help of Polycystic kidney disease ayurvedic treatment.

One of the commonly seen complications of PKD is that similar cysts can also be observed on the liver, pancreas, ovary, uterus, and your brain. If such complications are not timely dealt with, they can manifest into some severe form of kidney disease or even kidney failure. Lifestyle changes and treatments can slow down the progression of PKD into some life-threatening condition such as urinary tract obstruction.

The types of polycystic kidney disease

The two main types of PKD are:

1.) Autosomal dominant PKD
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease is a common type of PKD, resulting in a decreasing life span of the patient. It gets endow to the generations of the family, and most cases of PKD follow the autosomal pattern of inheritance. People with such forms of PKD are born with only one mutated copy of the faulted gene, PKD 1 or PKD 2 gene in each cell. In most cases, it has been seen that the mutated gene comes from the one parent only and so-referred autosomal dominant while in other cases, a new mutation occurs in the individuals with no family history of kidney disease.

The complications that you may notice during ADPKD are:
• Bleeding of the kidney cysts
• Urinary tract infections
• Kidney stones
• Tissue stretching those around the kidney
• High blood pressure
• Vascular system problems such as brain aneurysms, abnormal heart valves
• Digestive system problems
• Reproductive problems

2.) Autosomal recessive PKD
People may follow an autosomal recessive PKD pattern which requires both the mutated copies of the PKHD 1 gene in cells. The parents are not the victim of this genetic disorder, but the carriers of the altered genes. The mutation is so rare that it affects only 1 in thousands of individuals or babies.

Some doctors often call this condition as infantile PKD as the signs of such PKD to appear only when a baby has reached a specific age or before the birth. Usually, the child who has this form of PKD has a decreased kidney function. Some newborns may have difficulty breathing as the lungs and kidneys do not get developed properly and die within a few hours of the birth.

If the child does not have an altered copy of the required PKD 1 and PKD 2 genes, the child is supposed to be the carrier only. He cannot bequeath the PKD to coming generations as a hereditary condition.

Complications of PKD
• Breathing problems
• Kidney failure
• Liver problems
• High blood pressure
• Enlarged size of the kidneys and low kidney function
• Undeveloped lungs and kidneys

Both the cases of PKD are severe and required immediate treatment from the patient’s side. The best approach to prevent the damage to the kidneys is ayurvedic treatment for polycystic kidney disease. The ayurvedic approach lets the damage to the cells and tissues of the kidneys be improved with the use of herbs only.

How you can diagnose PKD

Since PKD is an inherited condition, the doctor usually asks some questions related to the family history of kidney disease. There are chances of you getting the disease if a faulty gene is diagnosed in anyone in your blood relation.

A healthcare provider usually does these tests to diagnose PKD:
• Abdominal CT scan
• Abdominal ultrasound
• Intravenous pyelogram
• Abdominal MRI scan
• Urinalysis
• Some types of blood tests

Polycystic kidney disease Ayurvedic treatment

The goal of ayurvedic treatment is to make sure that such conditions do not take the toll out of life. With early diagnose the chances of getting rid of kidney problems increases severely. The use of herbs in the polycystic kidney disease ayurvedic treatment lets the damage to the kidneys be alleviated naturally. The damage is fought off from the root so that the disease can be stopped from passing to the coming generations.

The ayurvedic herbs like Kaasni, Shirish, and Punarnava can influence the channels of the kidneys and rejuvenate them completely. The polycystic kidney disease Ayurvedic treatment focuses on stabilizing the progression of PKD into some life-threatening condition.

A healthy diet and lifestyle changes habit for PKD patients

• Sodium should be consumed in a limited amount as it may worsen the state of kidney cysts
• Be mindful of the protein intake
• Phosphorus and potassium can hamper the kidney function and so should be eaten carefully
• Stay hydrated
• Manage your stress level as it can affect your kidneys
• Do not burden your kidneys
• Opt for yoga for workouts
• Be physically active
• Sleep for enough hours (7 hours daily)
• Regulate your blood pressure
• Work on your blood sugar goal

Author's Bio: 

Contact Karma Ayurveda, an ayurvedic kidney care institution in Delhi, India if you want a natural treatment for your kidney problems.